Recommended by : Dana Cowin (Editor-in-Chief, Food & Wine), Simon Doonan (Creative Ambassador, Barneys NY), Eva Chen (Editor-in-Chief, Lucky Magazine), Brad Goreski (Stylist), Erica Domesek (P.S. – I Made This), Fabio Viviani (Finalist, Top Chef), Ingrid Hoffmann (Chef/Host, Simply Delicioso), Claus Meyer (Founder, The Meyer Group), Giorgio Bulgari (Designer), Ali Larter (Actress), Lorenza Izzo (Actress)

Cuisine:Italian. Price: $$$. Location: .

This Roman Trattoria from Union Square Hospitality’s Danny Meyer is a gem in the Gramercy Park Hotel. Drawing inspiration from classic dishes from Rome, it’s definitely ideal for a breakfast meeting in the area, or just a great cup of to-go Counter Culture coffee. Make a reservation.

Menu recommendations: Eggs arrabiata –  Dana Cowin (Editor-in-Chief, Food & Wine)

“As a restaurateur, I have a great admiration for Danny Meyer.”  – Michael Chiarello (Contestant, Top Chef Masters)

“Any Danny Meyer restaurant is always a good bet.” – Nate Berkus (Interior Designer)

“I would like to swap for Danny Meyer’s empire. You think he’d go for it?”  – Rocco Dispirito (Author, Now Eat This!)